U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building America program: Guides and Case Studies for All Climates

U.S. Department of Energy
Created: 4/27/2020 -


The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building America program has developed a series of technology-specific case studies and best practices guides that may be applicable to all climate zones.

These case studies from Building America research teams and national laboratories describe energy-saving solutions for both new and existing homes, classified into four categories.

  1. Building Envelope Solutions for Walls, Foundations, and Roofs
  2. Low-Load Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning
  3. Components for Water Heating and Space Conditioning
  4. Indoor Air Quality Solutions


The United States Department of Energy (DOE) is a Cabinet-level department of the United States government concerned with the United States' policies regarding energy and safety in handling nuclear material. Its responsibilities include the nation's nuclear weapons program, nuclear reactor production for the United States Navy, energy conservation, energy-related research, radioactive waste disposal, and domestic energy production.


Adaptation Phase
Sharing Lessons
National / Federal
Sector Addressed
Transportation / Infrastructure
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy
Infrastructure retrofitting and improvements
North America
United States